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Suit would block ore trucks on Comstock

VIRGINIA CITY (AP) — Opponents of open-pit mining that has resumed for the first time in decades on the edge of a national historic landmark in Northern Nevada have filed a lawsuit to try to stop trucks from hauling the gold and silver ore on a local mountain highway.The Comstock Residents Association is suing Comstock Mining and Storey County, accusing the county of improperly allowing Comstock Mining to haul ore along Nevada 342 at “substantial risk” to the public.In addition to safety concerns, group leaders say the mining runs counter to the best interests of protecting the history of the …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Oct 5, 2012 03:42AM Published Oct 5, 2012 03:41AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.